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Ca d'Zan Mansion

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Museums in poor condition

The whole grounds was disappointing. The tour guides at the mansion were rude except for one. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kathy S
Kissimmee, Florida
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A glimpse into society life in the 1920's

Not to be missed, though it has an additional free, is Ca’ d’Zan where you step back in time to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ian C
London, United Kingdom
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Ca' d'Zan is one of the venues at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The home of the circus king and his wife, a couple from humble mid-western origins, Ca’ d’Zan stands as a testament to the American Dream of the Roaring Twenties. Inspired by and designed in the Venetian Gothic style of the palazzos that ring the Venice canals, this dazzling palatial mansion perfectly captures the splendor and romance of the Italy the Ringlings so loved. Please visit ringling.org for Ca' d'Zan tour times and admission info.
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The whole grounds was disappointing. The tour guides at the mansion were rude except for one. The circus museum used tapes to narrate and they were hard to hear. It needs more interactive displays. The mansion is very expensive. We paid for two floors and...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not to be missed, though it has an additional free, is Ca’ d’Zan where you step back in time to the period when the Ringlings entertained politicians, film stars and society figures in style, with its terrace leading out to where they used to moor...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 1 week ago

An incredible 1920's mansion. The craftsmanship that went into building this amazing home is something you don't see today. The bay view, gardens and grounds are terrific too. And the art collection in the museum is maybe the finest in Florida. Just go and spend...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made The Ringling the only planned event of of getaway and it did not disappoint. We did both house tours and enjoyed each. They were unique looks at an amazing property.

Thank AHawk79
Reviewed 1 week ago

The home is amazing. It is a little over the top, it it shows what money can buy. The docent tours are interesting and informative. They add a grea5 deal to the experience of the house. The art museum and circus museum is well worth...More

Thank 182dja
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible mansion in Sarasota, owned by Circus Magnate John Ringling. Amazing and luxurius venetian winter house. It is in the Ringlings Museum Property Sarasota. Please take the John’s tour to get inside, 2nd and 3rd floor. Gorgeous decoration, unbelievable!! Don’t forget to visit the two...More

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful place even if not so old It is surprising that they charge you 2 different tours if you want to visit all the mansion It is ridiculous that photography are not allowed inside as the shop is almost nothing at the end of...More

Thank bruno m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great docent tour of this beautiful winter home. Such interesting facts about the Ringlings. The restoration was well done on this home.

Thank PCGal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the history of Sarasota. Wonderful place, very well restored and mateined, a must see. The location is unique

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our book club read The Ringmaster's Wife and followed it up with a road trip to see the mansion described in the book. Gaudy by today's standards, but vibrant and well-crafted. We were awe-struck. They've done a terrific job of recreating the Ringling mansion after...More

Thank Jeanne M
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Sara B
12 January 2017|
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Response from dsaul01 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, more of a small cafe.
Beth W
17 October 2016|
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Response from newjerseysavannah | Reviewed this property |
Only the museum part
14 July 2016|
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Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
The Ringling museum is accessible but the mansion is not. The grounds around are wheelchair accessible & the museum probably has chairs to rent. Call ahead!